Episode title: 4318
Australian airdate: 3/9/03
UK airdate: 27/10/03
Writer: Katrina Foster
Director: Tony Osicka
Valda Sheergold: Joan Sydney
Gino Esposito: Shane McNamara
Father Capotella: Mark Doggett
Summary/Images by: RAEMAE/Mona
Lyn asking Susan to be Oscar's Godmother - Joe asking Harold to be Godfather - Karl telling Steph she has breast cancer
Karl tells Steph Dr Marly will be here soon. Steph says to Karl that he told her she was too young to get breast cancer. Karl says he actually said it was unlikely and he's sorry. Steph wants to know happens now. Karl wants to wait for Dr Marly but Steph says she wants to know now. Karl tells her she'll need an operation. Steph asks if she's going to loose her breast. Karl tells her no, it's just to remove the lump. It's just a small incision to take the lump out. Steph asks "What if it's spread?" Karl tells her then they'll take some glands from underneath her arm and she'll have to have Chemo for a few months. Steph asks him about work and Karl tells her she'll need to take about 6 weeks off. He says the has every faith they've caught it in time and she'll make a full recovery.
Lyn and Susan are in the kitchen. Lyn is holding up the christening gown and it has a few small holes in it. Lyn says she needs to fix it. Susan tells her that she will buy a new one and that can be her Godmother present to Oscar. Lyn says she wants to do it. Susan tells her they can still make the shops but Lyn insists she wants to fix it says "I'm perfectly capable and I want to". Susan apologizes then Lyn apologizes to Susan says she's just tired. She gets up to get the sewing machine and there's a knock at the door. She answers it and it's Valda saying "I hear there's a gorgeous young man living here and he's single!" Lyn cries out "Mum" and hugs her.
Karl tells Steph it's normal to feel angry and scared. Steph tells him she's ok. Karl says that Steph should talk to someone. Steph says she will but after the christening she can't do it now, everyone is so happy. Karl tells her that she needs the support now and asks about Max?Steph gets up: "Karl did you not hear me when I told you Max lost his wife unexpectedly and it's taken him ages to trust that he could love someone again. Now how do I tell him I have Cancer and I might die. Can you tell me that"Karl tells Steph that he's going to find out eventually and asks her how she would feel if it was Max and he didn't tell her.Steph tells Karl she just wants to be alone right now.
Lou and Harold are in the office. Harold is telling Lou it took the wind out of him when Joe asked him to be Godfather. Lou says he felt the same way when Drew and Libby asked him to be Ben's Godfather. Lou adds that Harold's the one to do it as he has 'a hotline to God'Harold says he wishes then that he (God) would tell him what to do about Lou. Lou asks what about. Harold tells him he knows he is lonely. Lou protests, Harold keeps going then Lou buts in making fun of Harold "Harold you're right, I am lonely. You think it's young Oscar crying at night but I'm the one sobbing into my pillow"Harold doesn't look amused.
Steph goes out into the waiting room looking lost. Karl asks her if Dr Marly explained everything to her. He adds that she is in good hands. He then asks Steph if she wants a lift back. Steph says no and says Dr Marly said something about her having trouble with her arm. Karl asks if Dr Marly explained the trial study. Steph says she thinks she mentioned something. Karl says it's called the Snak Study it's where they remove fewer glands and the results have been excellent. Karl's beeper goes off and he excuses himself from Steph.
Steph opens the garage and goes to her bike. She tries to start it but it won't. She hits it and tries again. It starts and she gets on and rides off.
Valda is holding Oscar and Lyn looks like she is about to cry. Valda say's he just perfect and he has the Scully chin. Lyn tires to look happy saying he has the Sheergold mouth. Valda tells Oscar the Lyn is making fun, implying that he makes more noise than she does. Valda asks Lyn if it's ok that Oscar calls her Nanna. Lyn says that Valda is his grandmother, she then asks Valda if she would like to be Oscar's Godmother too and Joe hasn't picked anyone to be the Godfather yet. Valda hands Oscar to Lyn saying this is more than she could have hoped for. She starts to cry. Joe come out saying he has great news but he's interrupted buy a knock at the door. Harold comes over and Joe tells Lyn he's chosen Harold to be Godfather. Lyn says she has asked Valda too. Joe says is there any rule that says he can't have 3 Godparents. They all agree that it's ok. Joe says he can have Susan to teach him his P's and Q's, Harold to keep him on the straight and narrow and Valda to... Valda adds saying to love him to pieces. Lyn hugs Valda.
Max is in the kitchen. He's set a table for two. There are roses and he's lighting the candles when Steph walks in. Max asks her how her shopping trip was. Steph said ok but she didn't buy anything. Max hands Steph a glass of wine. Steph asks what it's for.Max: "Because I love you. I should tell you that more often instead of taking you for granted because you're the most..."Steph interrupts "Max this is not the right time"Max: "Hey, I've sent Izzy out with the kids, we've got the whole place to ourselves, which, by the way is an excellent reason for having her around, so I think this is exactly the right time."Max tells her to sit down so he can spoil her. Steph tries to say something but Max tells her "No Buts"Max: "This has been a crazy time for us. I know how hard it's been for you taking on two kids and a new job, giving up the motorbike...well everything you've done so we can be together. You make me so happy Steph, I just want you two know that."Steph: "Max I have to tell you..."Max: "No, Just sit there and drink that and I'll get dinner"
Lyn tells Valda and Harold she might take a quick nap. Valda says it's a good idea and not to worry about dinner she'll sort it out. Lyn says she's glad Valda is there. Harold asks Valda if she's seen Lou. Valda says no but she was going to pop around there later. Harold says he's not at home he's not living at the pub. Harold says he's worried about Lou.
Hoyland'sSteph is the kitchen all the lights are off and Steph is starring out the window drinking a glass of water trying not to cry.Max walks in and turns the light on, he look s half asleep.Max: "What's up, are you ok?"Steph: "Yep"Max: "Was I snoring again?"Steph: "Yeah, I was thirsty too"Max: "Are you coming back to be?"Steph: "In a minute"Max: "Don't be too long I can't sleep without you. I promise I won't snore"
Jack is holding Oscar. Joe asks Jack which tie he should wear. Jack points to one saying it looks like Ozzy was sick on it. Lyn is in the kitchen saying she botched the christening gown,. Joe and Valda tell her it's ok. Jack calls out from the living room that Oscar Stinks. Joe tells Jack to go and change him Jack asks why Joe can't do it. Joe replies that he's busy and he's delegating. Jack says he's just had breakfast. Jack and Joe go to change Oscar. Steph comes over and Valda hugs her telling her she's proud of Steph for 'moving in with that gorgeous hunk across the road and for taking charge of her destiny" Steph goes into the kitchen and Lyn comments that Steph looks tired. Steph says she needs to talk to Lyn. Jack calls out asking what he is meant to do with the pins. Lyn says it's ok she'll come and do it she asks Steph to wait until after the christening.
Lyn is standing around looking lost. Valda is holding Oscar. Karl walks over to Max and Steph and asks if everything is ok. Steph says "Fine" Valda asks if anyone has seen Lou. Libby walks in and Karl is about to go over to her Susan tells him to give her some space. Nina asks Libby where Ben is. Libby says she's at a little friends Birthday. Nina says to her "You know what they says about younger men, so unreliable" Nina looks embarrassed when she realizes what she just said. She apologizes. Libby says it's ok and that she thought everyone was going to be excruciatingly polite. Gino walks in carrying a vase of flowers. He says he was the one who decorated with all the flowers. Gina asks to hold Oscar saying that Lyn and Joe are so Lucky and he wishes he could have all of this. Joe asks Gino if he's like to be Godfather to Oscar as he has 2 Godmothers he needs another male. Gino hugs Joe.
Priest says they should begin. Priest asks the Baby's full name. Joe says Oscar Nicholas Scully. There's a short ceremony. Max is filming it. Valda goes up to Max and Steph and says it makes you want to have one of your own all over again. Max says he's not sure about that. Valda says to them that she's sure that they have thought about it and it would be great for Oscar to have a playmate. Max turns to Steph telling her not to worry as people always say that sort of thing at christenings. Steph says it's ok. She tells Max she's cold and can she have the car keys as she's left her jacket in the car. Libby and Karl watch Steph run out. Steph goes and sits in the car trying not to cry.
Lou walks in. Valda says she saw him arrive late. Lou says he didn't want to upstage the guest of honor. Lou asks Valda for a hug. Lou tells her it's good to have her back. Joe is handing out food and he has a dig a Karl. Max asks Steph if she's ok. She says she has a headache. Max kisses her and says it's the champagne.
Lyn is standing by herself looking vague. Joe says he's going to round everyone up for a photo. Susan is holding Oscar. She tells Lyn it's been a great day and Oscar has been so good. Lyn says the champagne is low and she should go and get some more. Susan tells her to send one of the kids but Lyn insists she goes.
Lyn is walking through a clothing store. She picks up a little blue baby top. She starts looking at baby trinkets. She picks up a silver rattle and looks at the tag $100. She keeps looking at other things then puts the rattle in her bag. Put the top back and walks out.